Calm & Warm Tuesday…Wild Wednesday Ahead

Big changes are coming to our weather as a strong storm system takes aim on the area for Wednesday, but before that we will enjoy one more nice sunshine filled day today with above average temperatures continuing as highs aim for the middle 50s with a light southeast breeze.

Wednesday begins a day of transition as a strong area of low pressure will form out in the plain states and rapidly intensify as it moves northeast towards the area. While we may start off with some sunshine on Wednesday, clouds will be on the increase throughout the day with windy conditions developing by the afternoon with gusts nearing 30-40 mph.

Wednesday evening as the front approaches the area, if we can get enough instability to build ahead of it some stronger storms will be possible. The most likely time period for these storms will be from 6pm-10pm. The main threats to our area include damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 MPH and perhaps an isolated tornado if the dynamics can come together just right. These storms will be moving very quickly so make sure you have a way to receive any warnings that may be issued for your area.

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The storms will be out of the area by midnight leaving us with very windy conditions as the area of low pressure continues to deepen/strengthen. Winds will continue to gust around 40-45 MPH as we go through the overnight hours.

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The wind will continue to be the dominating headline as we go into Thursday with gusts up to 40 MPH continuing with plenty of cloud cover to go with it as temperatures struggle to reach the lower 50s.

Friday will be a much cooler and raw day as the wind continues, though slightly less strong compared to Thursday, with temperatures crashing behind the departing storm system as highs remain in the lower to middle 40s.

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Have a great Tuesday!